Swat Valley is a high-altitude tourist destination located in the northwest mountains of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. The Swat Valley is situated on the swat river, at the coordinates of 35°12′N 72°29′E, which is at about 247 Km (153 Miles) distance from the capital city Islamabad in Pakistan.
Although swat valley has a reputation for its spectacular natural beauty, yet many of its tourist attractions spread across its area of 5,337 km2 (2,061 sq. mi.) are relatively undiscovered.
Until 1969 Swat Valley remained an affluent independent self-governing state called “the Yusafzai State of Swat” before it became a part of Pakistan.
Malam Jabba is located 45 km (28 miles) to the northeast of Mingora in Swat valley at an elevation of 2,804 meters (9,199 ft). Malam Jabba is a beautiful hill station, an attractive tourist destination, and home to the very popular Malam Jabba ski resort in Swat. In summer hundreds of thousands of tourists come to Malam Jabba to enjoy and to take an elevated fun ride on the chairlift/cable car to see places otherwise would be difficult to go to.
Also, tourists in summer come to Malam Jabba to get an escape from the city heat waves and enjoy time with family and friends. Many visitors are simply interested in enjoying the natural beauty of this place that includes gigantic mountains, large thick glaciers, dense forests, wonderful landscapes, and pleasant weather.